|By (author):||Mate, Gabor Md|
|Subject:||HEALTH & FITNESS / Healing|
|PSYCHOLOGY / General|
|PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health|
|PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Addiction|
|SELF-HELP / Recovery|
|Awards:||BC Book Prize¿s Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize (2009) Winner
|Size:||9.10in x 6.00in x 1.00in|
|From The Publisher*|
In this timely and profoundly original book, writer and physician Gabor Maté looks at the epidemic of various addictions in our society, tells us why we are so prone to them and outlines what is needed to liberate ourselves from their hold. Starting with a dramatically close view of Maté's drug addicted patients, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts weaves in stories of real people while providing a bold synthesis of clinical experience, insight and cutting-edge scientific findings. A haunting, compassionate and deeply personal examination of the nature of addiction.
|Review Quote*||"A harrowingly honest, compassionate, sometimes angry look at addiction and the people whose lives have been disordered by it." |
"Maté does a great service by forcing us to confront the us-and-them mentality that drives the get-tough responses to addiction.... I highly recommend Hungry Ghosts to everyone seeking insight into addiction."
-The Vancouver Sun
"Excellent.... One of the book's strengths is Maté's detailed and compassionate characterization of the afflicted addicts he treats, but this is not just a memoir. Rather, using his own experience as well as the most advanced recent research, he attempts to delineate the closely interrelated psychological, social, and neurological dimensions of addiction.... A calm, unjudging, compassionate attentiveness to what is happening within."
|Biographical Note||GABOR MATÉ, MD, is the author of the bestselling books Scattered Minds and When the Body Says No--published in nearly twenty languages on five continents--and co-author, with Gordon Neufeld, of Hold On To Your Kids. Former medical columnist for the Globe and Mail where his byline continues to be seen on issues of health and parenting, Dr. Maté has had a family practice, worked as a palliative care physician and, most recently, with the addicted men and women in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.|